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Stories from Friday, February 1, 2008

'Groundhog Day' is here, can we weather the weather? (02/01/08)
"Whether the weather is cold or whether the weather is hot, whatever the weather we'll weather the weather, whether we like it or not." Another favorite tongue twister of mine. I hope the typesetter gets all those words, weather and whether, correct...
Internet speeds here slower than average (02/01/08)
A new study by a non-profit group shows that Marshall County residents have lower broadband Internet speeds and that fewer use high-speed service compared to the state average. Connected Tennessee has released a county-by-county reading of average Internet speeds across the state. The maps are intended to give broadband providers and state policy makers information on which communities need higher quality Internet service...
Sheriffs endorse state 'bottle bill' (02/01/08)
In the latest show of growing public support for a Tennessee "bottle bill," the Tennessee Sheriffs Association last week endorsed legislation to bring back returnable beverage containers as a way to reduce litter and increase recycling. In a letter to Gov. Phil Bredesen urging his support for a container deposit, Sumner County Sheriff Bob Barker pointed out that litter is more than a health issue. It's an economic issue...
Police chief interviews still behind closed doors (02/01/08)
Lewisburg's Police Board interviewed three, instead of four, candidates for police chief last weekend and was scheduled to interview two more last night, the city manager has said. Newport News, Va., Police Sgt. Michael Berry did not go to the interview that was scheduled for him on Saturday, City Manager Eddie Fuller and Councilman Robin Minor reported this week...
Rezoning sought for cafe's location (02/01/08)
A Belfast businesswoman plans to move her cafe, catering service, gift and accessories shop to Lewisburg and on Tuesday city planning commissioners voted to recommend land rezoning she needs to reopen here in the spring. Kimberly Wing, proprietor of Sisters Three on Fishing Ford Road plans to move her business to 508 Sweetwater Lane just off Fifth Avenue. ...
Lewisburg leadership retreat proposed (02/01/08)
Lewisburg, Marshall County and regional agency officials appear headed to a church conference center in a few months to reflect on the city's growth and consider how to guide it in the future. "Lewisburg is going to grow," Edmund Roberts, chairman of the city's Community Development Committee has told members of the City Council, "and we want it to grow the way we want it to grow."...
Golczynski honored in bronze (02/01/08)
A bronze bust of the late Staff Sgt. Marc Golczynski is due to be cast this spring, but officials here remain undecided about where to place it. Golczynski's mother, who teaches science at Forrest High School, said she believes the bust should be displayed in Lewisburg, where he was raised and joined the Marine Corps...
'69: The year Super Bowl was super (02/01/08)
I remember my first Super Bowl like it was yesterday, but incredibly it was 39 years ago. The New York Jets were facing the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III and I had just turned 10 years old that week. It was a big game where I lived in New Jersey and in my household. My mom's family is from Baltimore, and at the time the Colts were the one of the best teams in the NFL...
School board nixes widening search (02/01/08)
Marshall County's Board of Education has resisted a telephone campaign urging them to consider more local applicants for director of schools. "I had seven calls and six were clearly representing a special interest group -- one candidate who was not selected" as among the final five, board member Craig Michael said Wednesday...
Requiem for a cheerleader (02/01/08)
Cornersville bids farewell to one of its own When you're a teenager, death is something that happens to people who are old or sick, not to someone you said goodbye to on Friday and expect to see again on Monday. But death struck a Cornersville High School student last weekend.
Briefs (02/01/08)
Karla Woodard Jobe was selected as Teacher of the Year for Rockvale School, where she is a first grade teacher with 12 years of service. Jobe is the daughter of Ruby and Jim Thomas of Caney Spring and the late George Calvin Woodard; and the granddaughter of Alma and the late Lyndon Harris of Lewisburg and the late Mr. ...
Rockets redeem poor performance (02/01/08)
The Forrest Rockets bounced backed from a sub-par performance against Cascade Friday with a 58-32 blowout victory on the road at Community Tuesday night. Head coach Davy McClaran showed his displeasure with the Cascade performance by yanking the entire starting squad...
Lady Rockets one win from title (02/01/08)
Senior point guard Dakota Wesson is as steady as they come, not flashy, just solid all the way around and she enjoys a great defensive effort like the one she and her teammates handed to the Community Viqueens on Tuesday night. "We were pressing from the start, we came prepared to play," said Wesson in the post-game interview. "We have been working hard on our defense in practice to get ready for what is coming up. We all know that great defense wins games...
Lady Tigers romp, 61-26 (02/01/08)
The Marshall County Tigerettes broke out of their recent offensive slump Tuesday, hammering District rival Loretto, 61-26, on homecoming night to complete a season sweep of the Lady Mustangs. Marshall County had averaged just 36.5 points per game in its last four outings, but was clicking on all cylinders against the Lady Mustangs. ...
Super Bowl XLII: Pats will prevail (02/01/08)
One team, the New England Patriots, was expected to be in Arizona for Super Bowl XLII. The other team, the New York Giants, was not. The Patriots swept through the regular season at 16-0 and did what they had to do in defeating the Jaguars and Chargers in the playoffs to punch their ticket for Arizona. They are a 12-point favorite...
Tigers maul Mustangs (02/01/08)
The Marshall County Tigers moved to within one win of clinching the top seed in the upcoming District tournament Tuesday, defeating Loretto 64-41 on Homecoming night to complete a season sweep of the Mustangs. After building a 35-19 lead at halftime, Marshall County (19-4, 11-1 District) opened up a 28-point cushion midway through the third quarter before coasting to victory...
Rockets bounce back with inspired win over Community (02/01/08)
The Forrest Rockets bounced backed from their sub-par performance versus Cascade last Friday with an inspired 58-32 blowout victory on the road at Community Tuesday night. Devin O'Brien, senior guard and vocal leader said after the game, "I expect any coach to be mad at us with the way we played Friday, we gave up on him."...
Lady Rockets one win from title (02/01/08)
Senior point guard Dakota Wesson is as steady as they come, not flashy, just solid all the way around and she enjoys a great defensive effort like the one she and her teammates handed to the Community Viqueens on Tuesday night. "We were pressing from the start, we came prepared to play", said Wesson in the post-game interview. "We have been working hard on our defense in practice to get ready for what is coming up. We all know that great defense wins games."...
Vivian Mullins McKibbon (02/01/08)
Vivian Mullins McKibbon Mrs. Vivian Mullins McKibbon, 94, of Lewisburg, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008 in NHC Oakwood. Mrs. McKibbon was a native of Maury County. She was retired from working as a cashier at Stan's Restaurant and was a member of the Mooresville United Methodist Church...
Albert S. Jones (02/01/08)
Albert S. Jones Mr. Albert S. Jones, 67, of Chapel Hill, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2008, in Lewisburg. Mr. Jones was a native of Marshall County and the former owner of County Wide Disposal.
Robbie Mae Burrow (02/01/08)
Robbie Mae Burrow Mrs. Robbie Mae Burrow, 72, of Lampasas, Texas, died Jan. 11, 2008, in Lampasas.
Don't criticize farmers with your mouth full (02/01/08)
When was the last time you were really hungry? I mean hungry from starvation and not from the fact you missed lunch because you were just too busy to stop and eat.?I thought so. Not too many, if any, starving people are reading this article. And do you know why you are not starving? The simple reason is because somewhere in this country farmers got up this morning and went to the fields and barn lots to make sure we all had enough to eat...
A mother's whisper (02/01/08)
I was raised by a grandmother and a mother, widowed at the age of 21, in the small community of Boston, Tenn. They instilled in me an admiration for the love and sincerity of Southern women. My mother was born in 1914, spent most of her life in retail, retired and died at the age of 88...